The challenge of rapidly growing urban populations in spatially very limited areas affects not only residential housing construction. It also relates to urban infrastructure and services. We therefore determine new mobility needs, met mainly by private means, with implications in terms of congestion and air pollution. Sustainable mobility is a priority intervention. The paper proposes the debate on sustainable transport policy into direct confrontation with the embodied practice of cycling in urban areas.
Keywords: Planning policy; sustainable mobility; cycling; health benefits.